|Production capacity upped to meet Elastopipe demand|
|Monday, 10 May 2010 14:50|
Trelleborg Offshore Norway has invested in increased production capacity to meet the demand for its Elastopipe offshore and marine fire safety prevention system.
According to the company, output volume has since the opening of a new factory and production line at Krokstadelva, 50km south of Oslo.
“Demand for Trelleborg’s Elastopipe corrosion proof seawater deluge system, and its many other applications including hydrocarbons and gas transport, has rocketed despite the recession,” said Thor Hegg Eriksen, President of Trelleborg Offshore Norway.
“Contractors and operators are realising its minimal maintenance and low lifetime cost benefits. Eighty percent of our output is now exported.”
The advantages of Elastopipe over conventional rigid steel pipes have already made it an established solution for seawater-based deluge and sprinkler systems due to its corrosion-free and fire resistant performance with lower installation costs and reduced maintenance.
Elastopipe achieves 24/7 system availability for seawater fire prevention duties with considerably less need to be offline for testing and regular planned maintenance. This has a positive impact on safety, reducing down time and improving operating costs.
It also offers significant weight advantages over steel. Its ease and speed of installation make it suitable for fixed and floating platforms, support vessels and onshore oil and gas installations.
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